2017 Flowerbed competition

6 December

We are inviting children to get on board the 2017 UK-India Year of Culture national project by designing a flowerbed based on the vibrant colours found in the Indian culture.

2017 will see a year-long programme of exciting events to celebrate cultural ties between the UK and India. Throughout the UK, children will be invited to get involved in drama, dance and music events to bring the culture, vibrancy and colour of India in their school.

Children can carry out their own research on India and well-known festivals like ‘Holi' to create a unique flowerbed design. The winning design will be planted in Churchfields Recreation Ground, Weybridge in Spring 2016.

Conditions of entry:

  • We are encouraging entries from 7 to 11-year-old boys and girls going to school or living in Elmbridge.

  • The flowerbed to design is a 3m wide circle. Young participants should think about colours, patterns and shapes when designing their flowerbed (intricate patterns cannot be easily planted). The best designs are bold and simple.

  • The design should be on A4 paper and marked with the participant’s name, age and address. Overleaf, children should include a summary (no more than 100 words) to explain where they got their idea from.

  • All designs should be sent to the Green Spaces Team, Leisure and Cultural Services, Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, KT10 9SD, or email it to leisure@elmbridge.gov.uk, by Friday 27 January 2017 at the latest.

Councillor Janet Turner, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said; “The flowerbed competition has been growing in popularity since it was first launched in 2011. This year’s theme based on the UK-India Year of Culture is particularly exciting. We invite children to look into the cultural ties that link both countries but also to go wild with their imagination, using bold patterns and colours that will brighten up Churchfields Recreation Ground in spring. I cannot wait to see the entries as I am sure they will include some brilliant designs inspired by the stunning colours found in the Indian culture.”

For more information call 01372 474568, leisure@elmbridge.gov.uk to find out more about open spaces in Elmbridge visit our park webpages.

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